Pay Scale Of Indian Army Air Force and Navy Officer 7th Pay Commission

Here are correct details of pay scale/salary of an Indian army/navy/airforce officer after 7th pay commission. An attractive package of pay & allowances has been recommended by the seventh pay commission that is awaiting promulgation. If you are willing to join the Indian army, air force or navy as an officer, after getting commissioned into the forces, you will get around 70-80K in hand salary after 7th pay commission and other allowances. 

So, with these figures, a Lieutenant, Flying Officer, Sub-Lieutenant will earn a minimum sum of ₹78,800 per month. Even though this is the least basic pay and allowances, there will be more allowances like housing allowance which will add up. So, on an average, the total salary (CTC) of a lieutenant is expected to be around ₹1.5 lacs per month.

Indian Army Officer Pay Scale 7th Pay Commission

Rank Level (Pay in Rs.)
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10 B 6,13,00-1,93,900
Major Level 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Colonel Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Indian Airforce Officer Pay Scale 7th Pay Commission

Rank Level (Pay in Rs.)
Flying Officer Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Flight Lieutenant Level 10 B 6,13,00-1,93,900
Squadron Leader Level 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Wing Commander Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Group Captain Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Air Commodore Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Air Vice Marshal Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Air Marshal HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
CAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Indian Navy Officer Pay Scale 7th Pay Commission

Rank Level (Pay in Rs.)
Sub-Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Lieutenant Level 10 B 6,13,00-1,93,900
Lieutenant Commander Level 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Commander Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Captain Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Commodore Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Rear Admiral Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Vice Admiral HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCNS/Navy Cdr/ Vice Admiral (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
CNS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)


MSP to the officer is as follows:-

  • Military Service Pay(MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier Rs 15.500 p.m. fixed

Fixed Stipend for cadet Training:-

  • Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA and OTA is Rs 56,100/-p.m.* 
  • On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets.


  • Qualification Grant:  Final order on the issue is yet to be issued by the Govt Hence the information will be provided after receipt of Govt order on the issue.
  • Flying allowance: The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowing as under:
    • Lieutenant and above Level 10 and above Rs 25,000/- p.m. fixed

Other Allowances

  • Dearness Allowance Admissible at the same rates and under the same condition as are applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time
  • Kit maintenance Allowance Subsumed into the newly proposed Dress Allowance i.e Rs 20,000/-per year

Depending upon rank and area of posting, officer posted to Field Areas will be eligible for the following Field Area Allowances

  • Lieutenant and above Level 10 and above
    • HAFA: 16900
    • Field Area Allowance: 10500
    • Mod Field Area Allowance: 6300

High Altitude Allowance

  • Lieutenant and above
  • CAT-I (PM) : 3400
  • CAT-II (PM) : 5300
  • CAT-III (PM) : 25000

Siachen Allowance:  Siachen Allowance will be Rs. 42,500/- per month.

Uniform allowance: Subsumed into the newly proposed Dress Allowance i.e. Rs. 20,000/- per year

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

  • Higher TPTA Cities (Rs. Per month): Rs. 7200+DA thereon 
  • Other Places (Rs. Per month): Rs. 3600+DA thereon 

Note :
(a) Higher Tpt Cities (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.
(b) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.
(c) Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of Rs. 15,750+DA per month.
(d) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.
(e) Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs. 2250 + DA.

Children Education Allowance : Rs. 2250/- per month per child for two children only CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Classes.

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